Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wine and Cheese Please

A couple of weeks ago I scored myself two tickets to the Zinfandel Grand Wine Tasting at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach.  I won these tickets from a little contest that Griffin Eats OC held on his blog.  This was my first wine tasting event and didn't know how it would be set up.  I've only ever done wine tasting at Napa and enjoyed it so much, I thought I would like this event also.

Upon arriving at the event, we were given a wine glass to walk around for pours.  We walked into a big room and there were tons of tables set up with each winery giving out pours.  My wine of choice has always been white wines, but by looking around the room I realized it was only red Zinfandels.  Bummer. I sucked it up and tried tons of different wineries.  I knew I wouldn't remember my favorites so I took a picture of them

Of all the wines, the Barefoot Zinfandel was my favorite.  I find this funny because that is the only wine that cost under $10. Cheap and good? I'll take it!  

My favorite part was the cheese. I think I enjoyed the cheese a little more than the wine.  When they brought out the tower of cheese, people swarmed over as if 100 dollar bills were scattered all over the table.  It was definitely a fight just to get a couple of pieces.  

Overall, it was a good experience to go wine tasting.  I enjoyed the red wines a lot more than I thought I would.  I am always open to trying new things and who knew I would take a liking to red wines.  


Anonymous said...

this is the best foodie post I've seen all day!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I think I really, really like you. Because you love cheese. I definitely will be all over the cheese more than the wine, too!